2008 Calon Segur

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Average critic rating : 90.83 points



A blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot, this is an outstanding wine made in a classic style. The tannins are high, but the wine possesses abundant notes of cedar, licorice, underbrush, black currants and cherries. Medium-bodied and dense, but structured and backward (as are most vintages of Calon-Segur), give it 7-8 years of cellaring and drink it over the next 20-25. Wine Advocate.May, 2011



Very pretty spicy aromas, with currant and blackberry. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a delicate velvety texture. Balanced and easy, with a medium finish. 80 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 18 percent Merlot and 2 percent Petit Verdot. This is much more Cabernet than normal. – James Suckling, Wine Spectator 2009



Mme Denise Capbern-Gasqueton is 85 and still very much in charge. 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot. Merlot was picked on 6 and 7 Oct and the Cabernet on 12 to 16 Oct. A new winemaker was brought in from 2006 aiming to work on the Cabernet Sauvignon, to extend the ripening process – as he had done at Ch Margaux. They changed the team – the new head of vines is ex-Ch Margaux and another important member of the team is ex-Ch Latour. Yield was 40 hl/ha, 50% went into the grand vin. 80% new barriques.Deep crimson. Very different. Spicy sweet nose – very fluid. Quite a contrast to the austere Montrose we have just tasted! Quite rich and supple and fireworks. Round and rather glorious though not at all tarted up. Very fresh. Firm and with great spin though no compromises. Very classic. A very confident vintage for Calon-Ségur.www.jancisrobinson.com, 16 Apr 2009

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Chart showing (to 14/10/2016) market price for 12x75cl standard case:

Calon Segur 2008
+£505.40     (+177.33%) Latest price:  £790.40
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